Jump to content


Photo

Your Input is NEEDED NOW!

National Monuments Bears Ears Utah Nevada Mojave Trails Gold Butte

  • This topic is locked This topic is locked
172 replies to this topic

#11 searching for nowhere

searching for nowhere

    Senior Member

  • Members
  • 135 posts
  • LocationWestern Washington

Posted 23 May 2017 - 01:55 AM

Reminder.  Comments on Bears Ears is due before May 26.


  • 1

Camping with a small trailer.  Everyday is a good day to go camping.

 

https://searchingfor.wordpress.com/

 

 


#12 ski3pin

ski3pin

    curmudgeon

  • Site Team
  • 11,809 posts
  • LocationSierra Nevada Range

Posted 23 May 2017 - 02:39 AM

Reminder.  Comments on Bears Ears is due before May 26.

 

thank you


  • 0

2003 Ford Ranger FX4 Level II 2013 ATC Bobcat SE "And in the end, it's not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years."- Abraham Lincoln

http://ski3pin.blogspot.com/


#13 rando

rando

    Senior Member

  • Members
  • 1,296 posts
  • LocationColorado

Posted 23 May 2017 - 04:35 AM

I spent the last week out in Bears Ears NM, hiking Comb Ridge, Grand Gulch, Road Canyon,  Salt Creek and a few other places.   The beauty of this area is awesome, and the density of native american ruins is phenomenal.   You can't walk a mile in any of the canyons in this area without seeing a granary, cliff dwelling, kiva or pictograph of some sort.   The dispersed camping is fantastic, and in general this land is in great condition - few pointless spur roads very little trash.   It was very heartening to see all the support for Bears Ears NM in the trail registers and even in the surrounding towns. 


  • 0

2016 Fleet Flatbed

2016 Toyota Tacoma


#14 rando

rando

    Senior Member

  • Members
  • 1,296 posts
  • LocationColorado

Posted 25 May 2017 - 09:05 PM

The comment period for Bears Ears National Monument closes today - so if you are considering speaking up, now would be the time!


  • 0

2016 Fleet Flatbed

2016 Toyota Tacoma


#15 buckland

buckland

    Senior Member

  • Members
  • 1,857 posts
  • LocationNew England

Posted 27 May 2017 - 12:59 AM

A number of us Eastern folk who love our National Monuments (as we also have a gem in Maine...just set up this last year and now is threatened)  have been on a whirlwind call out to folks we know... preaching to the choir but some need reminders of what we have before it is taken away.... Thanks to all who have tried. I think a lot of people gave them an "ear full". If they go the other way I am afraid it is only due to money politics....it is beyond short sightedness ... just plain dumb. 

 

It is hard being hopeful as I watch chaos created by unprepared/uneducated appointed cronies wielding their newfound powers. 


  • 0

2001 Tacoma with 2011 Eagle

2016 Duramax 2.8 Diesel long bed Colorado 4WD with 2011 Eagle

Rob

Instagram  lordwoodcraft


#16 Smokecreek1

Smokecreek1

    Sergeant First Class

  • Members
  • 2,521 posts

Posted 31 May 2017 - 09:44 PM

 Just wondering-what type of response did you guys get from your phone calls, emails, letters, etc??? Me, one so far.  I got a sort of form letter from ,my congressman GOP-Calif (who is on the public lands committee) with what seemed like a,cut and paste GOP argument in favor of the pol's in  Utah idea  getting rid of  all NM's because of the pres not working with and ignoring  the locals, etc, and by the way we probably should get rid of public land too! Boy I really had to prove I lived in his district before he let me send him an email-quite a process too! Maybe that assessment is unfair, since at least he wrote back. Despite my best retired BLM employee and as a fellow vet requesting "his support in this matter and I know he will do the right thing, ----and if I can be of any help, etc, etc", no word yet from my email, phone call  and letter to the Sec of Interior (of course my pension check is due on the first-I hope and I actually thought about that when doing these responses :o !!). I'm not counting the form letter type petitions I've signed , just the individual  ones. Anyway, what type of responses did you guys get?

 

Smoke


Edited by Smokecreek1, 31 May 2017 - 10:17 PM.

  • 0
Smokecreek1:99F1504x4with05Granby

#17 PaulT

PaulT

    Need gumbo

  • Members
  • 1,935 posts
  • LocationHillsboro, Oregon

Posted 01 June 2017 - 02:03 AM

Boy I really had to prove I lived in his district before he let me send him an email-quite a process too! Maybe that assessment is unfair, since at least he wrote back.
Smoke

Don't feel too bullied by that. My representative, a Democrat, requires Zipcode+4 to verify that I'm in her district. It may be a common practice. I usually visualize letters hitting the round file, and emails hitting the Bit Bucket. ;)

Paul
  • 0
I thought getting old would take longer.

#18 Smokecreek1

Smokecreek1

    Sergeant First Class

  • Members
  • 2,521 posts

Posted 01 June 2017 - 05:27 AM

Thanks Paul-had to look up that number too!  And since I checked the box on his web page he just today sent me his news letter. My congressman, Tom McClintock is head of the Public Lands Com. and just held a hearing on possible and future changes to the Antiquity Act to prevent that federal land grab of all those resources. Anyway, it might be worth the effort to go on his web site and see his statement. I think the key word here is future and if I could figure out how to transfer it to this site I would. I'm an archaeologist and his statement is not as bad as many other anti-antiquity act ones I've seen over the years. Maybe he got enough negative comments (including at a open meeting a while back) to tone down his outrage, but again any progress is good progress right now. Since he runs an important com., it is probably worth watching his web site because this is really where any action against the act/NM's will start. Democracy in action! Need to read the rest of the news letter!

 

Smoke


  • 0
Smokecreek1:99F1504x4with05Granby

#19 buckland

buckland

    Senior Member

  • Members
  • 1,857 posts
  • LocationNew England

Posted 23 August 2017 - 12:03 AM

Thought it important to keep this topic "on the front page" of our fight to keep "This land is your land....." spirit alive.

So here thankfully is another article to read about our treasured natural monuments:

https://www.washingt...m=.201557160912


Edited by buckland, 23 August 2017 - 08:06 PM.

  • 0

2001 Tacoma with 2011 Eagle

2016 Duramax 2.8 Diesel long bed Colorado 4WD with 2011 Eagle

Rob

Instagram  lordwoodcraft


#20 ski3pin

ski3pin

    curmudgeon

  • Site Team
  • 11,809 posts
  • LocationSierra Nevada Range

Posted 23 August 2017 - 12:40 AM

History is personal........................

 

Real people worked hard and struggled to get our conservation laws in place. These cornerstone acts are under threat, a possibility, in years past, we would not have considered possible.

 

Congressman John Lacey from Iowa was a contemporary of Theodore Roosevelt and Gifford Pinchot and played a pivotal role in what we can call the first environmental legislation passed by congress and signed by the President. He also wrote and enabled the passage of The Antiquities Act.

 

A friend of mine is John Lacey's great grandson. In 1991, he, his son, and his son's son traveled to Iowa to represent the family at the 150th anniversary of John Lacey's birth.

 

My friend retired after a stellar career in California's Department of Fish & Game, heavily influenced by his family's legacy. He led the Department's team on negotiations for protections of the Truckee River and the Mono Lake Basin.

 

John Lacey served as a Major in the Civil War in the Iowa Infantry. My great grandfather was a private in the Iowa Infantry.

 

History was real people. History is personal. Real people work hard to protect, preserve, conserve our wild places and public lands.

 

I remain optimistic, but work hard to speak up when needed.

 

Voices are needed now.

 

 


  • 0

2003 Ford Ranger FX4 Level II 2013 ATC Bobcat SE "And in the end, it's not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years."- Abraham Lincoln

http://ski3pin.blogspot.com/






Also tagged with one or more of these keywords: National Monuments, Bears Ears, Utah, Nevada, Mojave Trails, Gold Butte

0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users